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Who never heard of “Les Miserables”? Since their publication, “Les Miserables” is the most famous work and most read of Victor Hugo. Jean Valjean, Cosette, Gavroche are now full part of the known characters of each high-scho ...

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A long long story edited May 2001

Advantages: Good portrayal of France and the best French villian (besides Milady) ever created
Disadvantages: Moralistic and far to long

The length of this book can not be stressed enough. It is very very long. Victor Hugo doubtless thought that an epic could be excused this extravagence but it is hard going on us readers. Luckily the bulk of the book is partly due to lengthy descriptio ...

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A Great Read

Advantages: Great original works of a genius
Disadvantages: Long, not light reading

How good is this book??? This is a work of pure genius I have not seen the musical but ive heard that it is good, but it cant be as good as the book, a fine example of great french literature at its best. Hugo is a genuis, the way that he describes the ...

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Got me back into reading.

Advantages: Great Read
Disadvantages: No sequel

This work is a work of art. The author is just astoinshing in the way he captures the light of everything. I read it over 12 months ago and it is still in my head. I would pay every penny for it as it is an excellent read. It is full of life and mystery a ...

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Good, if hard!

Advantages: Great story, brilliant narrative, and living description
Disadvantages: A little too long?

If you pick up this book expecting a light read à la the musical, you’ll be sadly disappointed. However, this book is one of the best you’re ever likely to read, although the 1000 pages of heavy, old-style language is at times hard going. Hugo’s class ...

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